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Bustling Barrow:

The Summer Street Market

On Sunday 8th July, and bathed in wall to wall sunshine, the annual Street Market once again proved a very popular attraction, not only for Barrow residents but also visitors from the surrounding villages. The traditional High Street, with its blend of shops, pubs and cafes, shared space with an eclectic array of market stalls running between the dinosaur island (Jerusalem) and Cotes Road, also including a number of stalls sited on the public car park behind the Co-op.

The friendly atmosphere was enhanced by music provided by local Leicestershire band Juke Box Live, who played both traditional and modern by request. Town Crier, David Dipple, (Oyez!) patrolled in a jolly manner, happy to pose for photos whilst dishing out sweets to the children.

Visitors to the event were amazed to see the fabulous variety of goods on offer. There was something to interest everyone from traditional Indian crafts to wood- turning and handmade children’s clothes, hat stalls, flower stalls, bric-a-brac, jewellery and a waste-textiles stand selling a massive range of recycled clothing.

Food was very much on the menu with the local scout group serving bacon and sausage butties. Other delicious delights included pies and samosas, alongside marshmallows, homemade biscuits, cakes and ice creams... there was even a noodle horse-trailer!!

All in all a cracking family day out... here’s looking forward to the next.

Rosie and Shaun Horrocks